Manier & Herod has a strong national presence in the area of fidelity law. Manier & Herod has represented fidelity insurers with respect to claims handling, investigation, coverage analysis, and litigation for numerous fidelity insurance policies including financial institution bonds, commercial crime policies, employee dishonesty policies, directors & officers liability insurance policies, errors & omissions liability insurance policies, and professional liability insurance policies. In addition to representing clients in the handling of claims and analysis of coverage, Manier & Herod also assists fidelity insurers in negotiations with banking institutions and credit unions throughout the United States. Manier & Herod’s widely recognized fidelity practice area has also represented fidelity insurers in countless lawsuits, from proactive declaratory judgment actions to defensive litigation involving claims disputes. The firm has assisted insurers with fidelity lawsuits in both state and federal courts, including courts in Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Attorneys in the fidelity law practice area frequently publish and lecture on all aspects of fidelity law. The firm’s attorneys are actively involved as members, officers, and directors of the National Bond Claims Association, Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Association, Mid-South Commercial Law Institute, Fidelity and Surety Law Section of the American Bar Association, and International Association of Defense Counsel (Fidelity & Surety Law Committee).
The fidelity attorneys at Manier & Herod have authored dozens of papers for various seminars, conferences and institutes in past years. The firm is often asked to present the Fidelity Law Update at annual industry meetings for the American Bar Association Fidelity & Surety Law Committee and Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Association. Please visit the individual attorney biography pages for papers prepared by Manier & Herod’s fidelity attorneys. If you would like to request a copy of the papers prepared by an attorney, please contact Amber Hazel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Manier & Herod attorneys have been contributing writers for the leading publications on surety law. The firm’s attorneys have authored chapters in THE LAW OF COMMERCIAL SURETY AND MISCELLANEOUS BONDS (Bruce Charles King, Richard E. Towle and Samual J. Arena, Jr., eds., ABA Publishing 2nd ed. 2012) and LOAN LOSS COVERAGE UNDER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION BONDS (Gilbert J. Schroeder and John J. Tomaine, eds., ABA Publishing 2008).